What does the word insensible mean?

  • This word is applied, also, to phenomena which cease to be appreciable to the senses. Thus, we say, the pulse becomes insensible.

  • [ Latin] Not appreciable by the senses; existing in too minute a quantity or removed too rapidly to be apparent to the senses; as I. perspiration.

  • [ Latin] Less correctly, not appreciating by the senses, devoid of sensibility; senseless; insensitive.

  • 1. Unconscious. 2. Not appreciable by the senses.

  • Without feeling.

Usage examples for insensible

  1. The next minute I was knocked down, but was not rendered insensible, and the gun was knocked out of my hands." – The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt by Oliver Remey Henry Cochems Wheeler Bloodgood
  2. A gentleman and some of his friends kindly carried the insensible man into his house. – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  3. Strong emotion of any kind makes us insensible to things around, and even to physical pain. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren

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